Snapper Management in The Gulf Versus The South Atlantic – A Tale of The Haves and Have Nots

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service announced last week that the 2024 red snapper season in the South Atlantic will span a total of – one day.


Hunting with Suppressors Permanently Authorized in the Green Mountain State

After over a decade of efforts spearheaded by the Vermont Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, CSF, and our partners at the American Suppressor Association, suppressors are now permanently authorized for both hunting and recreational shooting in the Green Mountain State.


CSC Co-Chair Senator Boozman Releases Pro-Sportsmen Farm Bill Platform

Last week, Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Co-Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Senator John Boozman, released his framework and priorities for the next Farm Bill.


Merchant Category Code Legislation Heads to New York’s Governor’s Desk

New York AB 9862 & SB 8479 are headed to the Governor for signature. The enactment of this legislation will allow financial institutions to assign merchant category codes to retailers who sell firearms and ammunition, thus allowing these financial institutions to potentially track and/or halt purchases from these retailers.


Recapping a Busy, but Successful Legislative Session in the Volunteer State

With no shortage of bills this year having the potential to either positively or negatively impact Tennessee’s hunters and anglers, CSF is pleased to report a successful legislative session in the Volunteer State. CSF thanks the Tennessee Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus and its strong in-state and national partners for their work to protect Tennessee’s sporting heritage.



Arkansas Governor Calls Special Session to Fund Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ call for a special session is a critical step to ensure that the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission can financially continue their mission on behalf of the citizens, and sportsmen and women, of Arkansas.



Technology Reigns at WAFWA

From GIS mapping systems that will help improve sagebrush habitat, to debates over hunting and fishing upgrades, technology was in the spotlight at the recent summer meeting of the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA).



Cast for Conservation with the Midwest Walleye Challenge (Michigan United Conservation Clubs)

Fishing for Solutions: Angling Provides Opportunity for Nation’s Youth (American Sportfishing Association)

Partners Play Huge Role in 40 Years of RMEF Conservation (Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation)

Antlerless Deer Licenses (Pennsylvania Game Commission)

Why More Active Management is Needed on National Forests (Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources)

No Recreational Flounder Fishing in North Carolina This Year (The News & Observer)

Single Day South Atlantic Red Snapper Season Reinforces Need for Substantial Management Changes (American Sportfishing Association)


Fred catches up with Ben O’Brien of Woodside Media and the conversation dives deep into the fascinating history of the American system of conservation funding, the significance of storytelling and education in conservation, and the impact of hunting on society.



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